Police Chief Wants Citizens As 'Reserve Force' To Defend Against Feds

My friends, there is hope. Law enforcement officers at the local level are making their stand and they want you to be a part of that. While I've written on various sheriffs that have made their own stance to protect their citizens from anyone attempting to confiscate guns, I recently ran across Police Chief Mark Kessler of the Gilberton Borough Police Department in Pennsylvania. He wants citizens to join with his police department in building a "reserve force" that will aid his police force should the need arise to resist Federal authorities when it comes to the Second Amendment.

I spoke with Chief Kessler. The police force is quite small in his town and, much like my own town, criminal activity is not rampant.

The reserve force will be made up of volunteers, they can be past or current police officers with act 120 training, along with non law enforcement personnel interested in joining the reserve force. All non law enforcement personnel won’t have any powers to arrest, but will be required to go through a background check, supply their own duty gear, uniform (military BDU, etc), weapons, ammunition. Everyone will be required to attend a firearms certification course to qualify with both long gun and hand gun at a rate set by the firearm instructor. There will also be hand to hand combat training, knife fighting training, urban combat training, sniper courses, search and rescue etc. The reserve force would only be called upon in the event of a Federal invasion or foreign invasion of the jurisdiction. They would not be called on in ordinary police work nor would they have arrest powers. This reserve force would be distinct from militia, according to Kessler.

From his website:

ALERT! Anyone interested in joining a reserve force with the Gilberton Borough Police Department ,contact Chief Kessler immediately for details! Due to our Country's current situation I'm compelled to form an auxiliary force, DHS ( Department of Home Land Security ) is stock piling ammunition , Stock Piling Machine guns at a alarming rate! I believe we have no choice for what MAY OR MAY NOT happen shortly!, Ask yourself this one question, can you walk into any sporting good store and purchase 22LR, 9mm, 45ACP , 40 caliber,, 5.56/223 , 7.62x51 or 308 ammunition in quantity's more then a box or two ? (OR ANY AT ALL) if you answer No, ask yourself why ???? I'll tell you why because the GOVERNMENT is STOCKPILING BILLIONS of rounds of ammunition! (for what ????) even the police can't get ammo ! DHS has enough weapons and ammo to wage a 30 year GROUND war, ( BUT ON WHO and WHY ) what is wrong with this picture???, Maybe the tyrants want to take as much ammo off the civilian market AS POSSIBLE! either way it's very disturbing!

Chief Kessler doesn't make a lot of money and informed me that even ammunition and weapons he obtains are purchased by him. While the budget of the police force there is enough to provide them a salary, Kessler funnels some of his own money back into the force.

Kessler is a law enforcement officer who is looking to honor his father who honorably served during the Vietnam war. "If not for him, I would not be the man I am today," he said. He's also an Oath Keeper.

The Chief is active in his community, apart from being a Police Chief. On January 3, 2013 he drafted a piece of legislation called The 2nd Amendment Preservation Resolution so he could introduce it to local elected officials in Gilberton Borough, Pennsylvania for consideration. The legislation was to reaffirm the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution which reads:

A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

Along with the Pennsylvania Constitution, which states:

The right of the people to keep and bear arms in defense of themselves or that of a free state shall not be questioned.

"I wanted to draw my line in the sand," Kessler writes. "I wanted to ask my elected officials to stand with freedom, stand with the oath they took to defend freedom, to stand with so many great Americans that shed their blood or gave the ultimate sacrifice defending."

His resolution was adopted on January 24, 2013 by the Gilberton Borough Council.

Chief Kessler said, "For those of you who think no one has a right to keep and bear arms I suggest you buy a one-way ticket to the nearest dictatorship country! Cuba is close, the weather is beautiful all year round!"

He rightly identifies the Founders intentions concerning the Second Amendment. "First," he begins, "our founding fathers learned from their experiences! Coming from a tyrannical dictatorship country that looked down on the people as peasants, often killing thousands, taking property, raping wives/daughters and much more."

"Our founding fathers came to America to start a new life free from tyranny, oppression and dictatorship, to live free and express freedom without reprisals from Dictators," he continues. "They drafted the constitution specifically adding the 2nd Amendment to protect themselves from the government, period! The Second Amendment has nothing to do with hunting or sporting purposes whatsoever."

Kessler also has a message for the "bleeding heart liberals."

"If by some chance you didn't buy your tickets to Cuba, let me state 'I will never disarm. I will never give up my high capacity magazines, firearm accessories or ammunition. I will never give up my freedoms. I will never retreat. I'm proud to be an American. I'm proud to serve my country. I'm proud of our military personnel that sides with freedom!' Just because a mentally ill person commits a horrific crime does not mean I lose my rights."

Chief Kessler says that he will stand on the side of freedom, rather than siding with "tyrannical thugs."

He also has a word for those "law enforcement personnel standing on 'Bozo's' stage, who are condemning firearm owners: "You disgust me."

Chief Kessler also has several videos of his on his site.

If you wish to be a part of his "reserve force," or if you are not in the area and wish to donate to the Gilberton Borough Police Department, you can contact Chief Kessler via snail mail, email or phone.

Attn: Chief Of Police
Gilberton Borough Police Department
2710 Main street
Mahanoy Plane, Pa 17949


UPDATE: Kessler will be interviewed on Arising Republic Radio on Friday, February 22, 2013 at 9pm EST. Calls will be taken.

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  • Viet Nam Vet 67-68

    I recently talked with a sheriff out here in the Northglenn area and asked if he and the Sheriffs dept would stop Government taking of our weapons. He stated he didn't know what his Commanding officer would do but he said they would never get his guns. Next time you see a Sheriff or stop by the Sheriffs department ask if they are going to uphold our 2 nd Amendment rights, I will. Viet Nam Vet 67-68 Don't Tread on ME, EVER.

  • http://whatisacaptcha? Tin Can Sailor

    I hope & prey that all vets will stand with people of this mind set I know that I will when the times come!

  • Rustytruck

    Don Decico, I'm sure a lot of you would rather be kept out of the limelight about this because you don't trust Obama and that's ok for you but some of us are Veterans, have been in war before and would rather stand toe to toe against Obama and his crap. He does not scare me, he pisses me off. I will not show cowardice to him, I will put my life on the line for America again. If it means I get taken out then so be it. It means too much to me to not let him know I will not waver from my line in the sand. He picked this war, we will fight it if need be but I am not afraid to let him know I am an opponent and Patriot and mostly a Warrior for my country. Please don't do things like this because of guys like me, it's what we do and been doing it for many years. I served our country when it was still our country. You should go talk with some Vets locally and see just how many of us are ready to go back to war again, it will amaze you how much support you have. God Bless America!!!

  • http://counter-currents.com Hellstorm

    "The West was lost at Stalingrad." - Louis Ferdinand Celine

  • Richard Little

    I am there for you

  • Ole Vet.

    THIS is what the 2nd Amendment was referring to when it was written so many years ago! "A well regulated militia being a necessity........the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall NOT be infringed" (emphasis mine).

    In addition to being one more additional reserve force should we be invaded, it also tends to keep the governments: local, state, and federal LESS likely to attempt something stupid, such as the latest gun-grab idiocies being promoted by the weak-sister liberals!

    Our rights to self-defense arms has prevented at least ONE possible invasion! Admiral Yamamoto, architect of the Pearl Harbor raid and who studied in the U.S. before WWII, told the Japanese Imperial Staff that 'there would be an armed American behind every blade of grass", when they discussed possible invasion of the U.S. mainland! They only invaded Attu, in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska, and decided to leave quickly! Even that was thought by us to only be a feint!

  • Brad

    I seriously thought the US had no hope of ever stopping what's quite obviously coming but WOW after hearing this I actually think you have hope. If the people stand next these brave sherrifs and fight the tyrannical gov and their cronies then I put my money on you guys. I'm from Australia and seeing what happened after Katrina and what is happening over there, then i'll jump on a plane and fight by your side. Cause what happens to you happens to us. They took our guns years ago and almost daily now you hear of armed robberies occurring where the innocent don't stand a chance. God bless

  • u-see-no-one is

    "Finally! The TRUE Militia as described in the Second Amendment comes to life. This is what I have been preaching for 20 years! Get your local law enforcement, Sheriff, etc to enact the Militia just as this police chief has."

    Glad to see the true LEO's stand UP! Bravo!!!

    Read more: http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/02/police-chief-wants-citizens-as-reserve-force-to-defend-against-feds/#ixzz2KwGCq0rX

  • http://captcha george & Mary Ward

    Chief Kessler, we stand behind you 100% and pray our small town will follow. We are from Lenoir City, TN. Today there was no ammunition to be bought anywhere in this area, it has all been bought. How can you use a gun with no ammunition? I believe the feds are sending their people to buy all the ammunition they can find. My husband and I, our friends, neighbors, relatives and church people have a lot of ammunition stored and will go down fighting, we are proud to be AMERICANS. The crime rate has soared here in the last four years in our surrounding counties, the jails are over run with druggies, thiefs, etc., and we are over run by mexicans on every street corner and in large plants that hire them here. A short distance from us at Murfreesboro and Sparta, Tn, are communities of muslims. A large chicken plant that sells TYSON CHICKEN in all our area super markets, employs 750 muslims and a new very large mosque has been built in spite of protests and court proceedings from residents. The plant has changed the "Labor Day Holiday to a muslim holiday. It's all documented. So you can see we have our problems here, break-ins in the day time are happening all around us, even next door to us, drugs are rampant. We pray our town will follow what you're doing. A lot of people here have permits to carry guns now and are doing so. We will not give up our right to bear arms. May the LORD bless you and continue to work through you for the FREEDOM of this country.

  • Z Z

    Chief, you are a beacon of light in the darkness of our times. I would join you in a heartbeat if I was local. Unfortunately, I live in a state so left, that is butts up against the Pacific Ocean, I believe in you and what you are doing.Thank and G_D bless you and yours.

  • Cindy Davidson

    Lets all take a stand for our country before its
    Too late!! God Bless America!

  • Brian

    I'd back you in a heart beat! Wish our local police asked us to do like wise!

  • http://CAPTCHA js

    God Bless You Chief Kessler.

  • http://www.nhpatriots.org Art

    It is nice to see more people in law enforcement standing up and saying enough is enough. Too many cops just wimper about losing their jobs and how they have to enforce laws, corrupt or not....not caring about the rights of the citizens they are violating. I wish some of the cops around here would stand up for the people and the Constitution for once. I think I will send this guy some money cuz it's the least I can do and I suggest you all consider doing the same. They don't have funding for ammo and these are cops that we need to have ammo.

  • rooster

    Presidents day tomorrow, think I'll shoot a couple thousand rounds through my HK91 in celebration

  • http://Wiggy wiggyii

    Finally! The TRUE Militia as described in the Second Amendment comes to life. This is what I have been preaching for 20 years! Get your local law enforcement, Sheriff, etc to enact the Militia just as this police chief has. If they won't, it is time they were replaced. Hollywood made it famous as the 'Sheriff's Posse' but in truth, it has always been the militia, when civilians, under the authority of their elected law enforcement, organize to defend against tyranny. TAKE NOTE, I hope this goes viral, and people start contacting their own law enforcement about Joining UP!!.

  • rooster

    The leader of the sleeping giant has just woke up!

  • http://www.hearthandhomerealty.com Don B

    Thank you Sir for standing and defending the Constitution. However, do not take off that uniform if they ask you for it. If there is an iceberg ahead, MEET IT! If you are a prayerful man, then pray for Divine Guidance. Though it may shake you to the core, you will not sink. For once you strike it head on those true to duty will come to your aid. We need Good Men & Women to stand true as the needle is to the pole. God bless you as you remain faithful to your pledge to Uphold and Defend the US Constitution. Unfortunately, our political leaders have betrayed that oath. Isn't that a reason for treason? Impeach them all who have abandoned their post.

  • Douglas

    Please read: "The Way home or face The Fire".

    Malachi 4:1 For, behold, the Day cometh, that shall burn like an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the "I AM" Lord of hosts, that it shall leave of them neither root nor branch (nothing).

  • vicki

    Does this mean maybe there is a ray of hope for our future and our freedom?